Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden gets regal in Shrek
Amanda Holden, the TV and stage actress and judge on ITV’s variety show Britain’s Got Talent, will star in the forthcoming DreamWorks production of Shrek The Musical, based on the Oscar-winning film.
Playing Princess Fiona, the down-to-earth and independent heroine of the show, Shrek The Musical opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London on 7 June 2011, with previews from May 2011.
Holden has a theatrical background, having trained at Mountview Theatre School and appeared in stage roles including Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Mille at the Shaftsbury Theatre and Liesl Von Trapp in a touring production of The Sound of Music. Her numerous TV credits include Suspicious Circumstances opposite Edward Woodward, Eastenders, Mel in Kiss Me Kate, The Grimleys, Wild At Heart, Cutting It and Big Top.
In Shrek The Musical, Amanda will be joined by Nigel Lindsay as Shrek, Richard Blackwood as the Donkey and Nigel Harman as Lord Farquaad.